Deaths in History in 1899

  • Jan 10 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • Jan 12 Hiram Walker, American entrepreneur and founder of the Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. distillery, dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Charles Chiniquy, Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister, dies at 89
  • Jan 25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • Jan 29 Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
  • Jan 29 Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
  • Feb 6 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67
  • Feb 6 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, dies at 24 in mysterious circumstances
  • Feb 11 George Morgan, 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident, dies
  • Feb 16 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), dies at 57
  • Feb 18 M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
  • Feb 21 Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor and 5th Governor of New Zealand (1868-73), dies at 77
  • Feb 25 Paul Julius von Reuter, German-born founder of Reuters news agency, dies at 82
  • Mar 1 Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian MP, dies at 90
  • Mar 3 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)
  • Mar 6 Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (b. 1875)

  • Mar 14 Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • Mar 16 Joseph Medill, mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)
  • Mar 18 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
  • Mar 18 Svetolik Ranković, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
  • Mar 20 Martha M Place, American murderer who becomes 1st woman to be executed in an electric chair, dies at 49
  • Mar 20 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, dies at 77
  • Apr 8 John Wesley Turner, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies at 65
  • Apr 16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary, dies at 23
  • Apr 20 Joseph Wolf, German artist (b. 1820)
  • Apr 21 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer, dies at 80
  • Apr 23 Dandridge McRae, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • May 1 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician, dies at 75
  • May 15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • May 25 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
  • Jun 7 Augustin Daly, American playwright and theatrical manager, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
  • Jun 30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
  • Jul 7 George Washington Julian, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman, Governor of Suriname, dies at 67
  • Jul 18 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67
  • Jul 21 Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
  • Aug 9 Edward Frankland, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence, dies on holiday in Norway at 74

Person of interestRobert Bunsen

Aug 16 Robert Bunsen, German chemist who invented the Bunsen Burner, dies at 88

Chemist Robert Bunsen
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  • Sep 14 Henry Bliss, 1st auto death (NYC)
  • Sep 17 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • Sep 28 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
  • Oct 20 Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, British colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
  • Oct 23 W Penn Symons, British gen-maj, dies in battle
  • Oct 28 C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • Oct 28 Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (tuberculosis) (b. 1854)
  • Oct 30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)
  • Nov 19 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 20 Carl A E Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish translator, dies at 63
  • Nov 21 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • Nov 24 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • Nov 28 Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19
  • Nov 28 Robert Brank Vance, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1873-85), dies at 71
  • Dec 2 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)
  • Dec 11 Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.
  • Dec 17 Frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of British field marshal, dies in battle
  • Dec 22 Dwight L Moody, US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), dies
  • Dec 30 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget), dies at 85